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May 4, 2020

Milwaukee pain clinic settles kickback lawsuit for $1.35M

A Milwaukee pain management clinic has agreed to pay at least $1.35 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its doctor ordered unnecessary drug tests for patients in exchange for kickbacks from the testing company.

May 24, 2019

Wisconsin National Guard whistleblower alleges retaliation

A Wisconsin Air National Guard sergeant whose complaints about sexual assault within his unit sparked two federal investigations believes his commanders are now trying to force him out of the service and deny him retirement benefits in retaliation.

Dec 16, 2016

Milwaukee law firm, US Attorney’s Office net $38 million settlement in whistleblower case

A pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay a settlement in a whistleblower lawsuit brought by a Milwaukee firm.

Jan 5, 2016

Wis. contractor stung in whistleblower suit over Buy American laws (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin contractor’s alleged attempts at passing off Chinese-produced construction materials as “Made in the USA” have resulted in a $2.5 million settlement of a whistleblower case involving accusations of cheating on government contracts.

Dec 30, 2015

Supreme Court: Investigator’s demotion didn’t violate law (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Department of Justice officials didn't violate whistleblower laws when they demoted a top Internet detective after she raised concerns about using state agents to protect the attorney general at a political convention, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Dec 28, 2015

High court set to rule on whistleblower case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to decide Wednesday whether the state’s whistleblower statute should have protected a state justice department employee who was demoted after she warned her superiors that using state employees for the then-attorney general’s trip to a political convention could have violated state law.

Dec 2, 2015

Lab settles Medicare fraud allegations

A laboratory company in western Wisconsin and its owners have agreed to pay the federal government $8.5 million to settle claims it submitted false billing information to Medicare.

Oct 2, 2015

High court to hear former DOJ detective’s whistleblower case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week in a former state Justice Department investigator's whistleblower case.

Sep 22, 2015

Court says crime lab scientist’s lawsuit properly dismissed

A state appeals court says a judge properly dismissed a former state Justice Department crime lab analyst's retaliation lawsuit.

Jan 21, 2015

US Supreme Court rules in favor of fired whistleblower

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a former air marshal who was fired after leaking plans to the media about security cutbacks can seek whistleblower protection.

Jul 29, 2014

Whistleblower wins at highest court, but loses pay

Edward Lane's U.S. Supreme Court victory in a landmark whistleblower case doesn't change the fact he lost his state job and more than half his income while helping convict a state legislator of getting paid for not working.

Mar 11, 2014

Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower ruling leaves gap for courts, Congress

The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling extending Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection to private contractors of publicly-traded companies has some attorneys concerned about the lack of any limiting principle.

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